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St. John's Episcopal Church
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Ranked #13 of 169 things to do in Richmond
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our favorite”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

So many fascinating things to see and tour in Richmond. But this was our favorite. It was a great treat to walk where our amazing Founding Fathers walked and where that important speech occurred. The tour guides were wonderful. Do not miss this.

Visited July 2012
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“Must see the reenactment on Sundays”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

What a hidden jewel in Richmond. Situated on the highest hill in the city when only 600 people lived here, it is a small church and graveyard where over three days the fate of Virginia and the nation was decided. Patrick Henry's famous speech convinced men such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson that Virginia must raise it's militia and be ready for a war with the most powerful nation on earth.
You have to go on a Sunday in the summer. You need to arrive by about 12:30 to get parked and get have a little while to wander the graveyard and get your free ticket to see the reenactment. It last from about 1:30 to 2:35. I sat next to Thomas Jefferson and across the isle from George Washington to hear Patrick Henry say "give me liberty or give me death". Then they asked me as a delegate to the house of Burgesses to vote on it. Be ready to say "yay" or "nay" and "hear hear".
My two girls enjoyed these men (about 9 actors) bringing this great moment to life.

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“Worth the stop and time for history lovers”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stopped here on our way to Williamsburg and were pleasantly surprised by the tour. The church wasn't anything spectacular, but our tour guide was excellent. He realized that we were on the move and gave us a tour a little early of the scheduled time. He clearly loved history and sharing it with others. He spoke with great enthusiasm and knowledge about the events surrounding Patrick Henry's famous speech. The tour did cost $7 per person, but was well worth it.

Visited July 2012
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gainesville, fl.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Where is the "ghost train"?”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

We who explore the highways and biways should know to check for "opening" times, but who would think that the entire property is gated and locked until 10 a.m.? (I arrived at 7 and wasn't going to wait 3 hours. Yes, I could have come back.) Anyone know about the train buried beneath the church? It's worth finding out about, if you enjoy that sort of thing (and I do!).

Visited July 2012
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Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

To think that I sat in the same room as many of our founding fathers is awsome. This church has been enlarged from its orginal 25' X 60' deminsions, with a seating capasity of 120 people. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The church is located on Church Hill and is still a functioning church. Park on the street and take the handicapped elevator up to the church yard. You will be glad that you visited this important site in American history.

Visited July 2012
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